Harry Potter Haggadah Hits #1 on Amazon's Judaism Best Sellers List

The 'unofficial' Haggadah focuses on the shared themes of slavery, freedom, education and the number four.

File photo: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan.  Aug. 7, 2014.
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The "Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah" by Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has been the #1 Best Seller on Amazon's Judaism list as of this Tuesday. It is #32 on Amazon's Best Selling list overall.

Rosenberg's book compares the hit Harry Potter series to the Haggadah, using both books' focus on slavery, freedom, education and the number four.

In an article written for Tablet Magazine, Rosenberg expanded on his comparison, stating that "both the Jewish tradition and the Harry Potter novels encourage us to consider the proper uses of wealth and to examine what true wealth really is. Harry and Draco Malfoy are both wealthy, but relate to their wealth in totally different ways."

The "Unofficial Harry Potter Haggadah" beats Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' 2013 Haggadah on the Judaism Best Sellers list, with Sacks' book at #6. A prolific writer with over thirty-three published titles on Amazon, Sacks served as the Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013.

This is Rosenberg's second book comparing Jewish culture to Harry Potter released on Amazon. His first, Morality for Muggles, hinges on the themes of "friendship to free choice, prejudice to prophecy and rule-breaking to repentance," according to the book's Amazon page.